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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Key Concepts

•   Asking preliminary questions

•   Advance planning

•   Logistics

•   After the session

This chapter covers four aspects of organization and planning: asking preliminary questions; preplanning the session including the agenda and other materials that are distributed prior and/or provided at site; taking care of logistics such as room and space arrangements, materials, and supplies; and planning what happens after the session. The longer I am involved in facilitation, the more I am convinced that much of the success of a group session is determined by what happens, or doesn’t happen, before the session starts. You also need to keep the end in sight—not only what needs to be accomplished by the end of the session but what is expected ...

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